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Bowl: C.132-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, coated in a whtie glaze painted in blue, turquoise and black

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a thick white, slightly crazed glaze painted in the glaze in blue and turquoise and over the glaze in black.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with slightly out-turned, collared rim sitting on a foot ring
Interior: blue dentilated pattern painted on the rim under which a band of blue calligraphy is interspersed with turquoise and black contoured fillers, all enclosed within two blue concentric lines. On the body, a blue linear geometric pattern, imitating a book cover, contains black or black and turquoise fillers.
Exterior: a blue line is painted on the rim. On the upper body, a band of black Arabic script (cursive) is painted. Glaze runs unevenly over the foot ring. Glaze also present on the underside of the foot ring

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Weight: 397 g
Width: 20.9 cm

Relative size of this object

20.9 cm8.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

Late 12th or early 13th century
Circa 1180 CE - 1219 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue and turquoise (in-glaze), black (overglaze)) glaze ( white, crazed)
Exterior composed of glaze ( white, crazed, runs unevenly over the foot ring, also present on the underside of the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 20.9 cm
Base Diameter 8.1 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a thick white, slightly crazed glaze painted in the glaze in blue and turquoise and over the glaze in black

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: band of calligraphy

  • Location: Exterior upper body
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) "42" (hand written in black); "106 " (hand written in pencil and crossed out)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.132-1935
Primary reference Number: 71812
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.42
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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